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* "Ron Perlman talks Trump speech patterns:"

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* "Trump’s voter fraud panel holds first public meeting:"

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* "Lee calls Ryan ‘autocratic’ over war authorization amendment...:"

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* This terrifies me. "When conservative news devolves into right-wing propaganda:"

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* "NRA ad suggests journalists are more dangerous than every NRA member combined:" https://mic.com/articles/182393/the-nra-releases-another-horrifying-ad-this-time-threatening-journalists-and-politicians#.WjGa0RaAB

* "IBM's Message To Its Employees:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/ibms-message-to-its-employees.html

* "Dee Whigham Killer Sentenced To 40 Years:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/dee-whigham-killer-sentenced-to-40-years.html

* "Cosplaying Sistahs Exist At Comic Con:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/cosplaying-sistahs-exist-at-comic-con.html

* They are planning to vote gender essentialism into Federal Law, stripping Trans People of Civil Rights protections in all jurisdictions throughout the country. "H.B. 2796:" https://genderidentitywatch.com/2017/07/17/h-b-2796-usa/

* "World Cinema - Part 1: Crash Course Film History #14:"

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* "How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State:" http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/how-norway-avoided-becoming-a-fascist-state-20170216

* "Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought:" https://phys.org/news/2017-07-artifacts-humans-australia-earlier-thought.html

* "Zeidwig – The Gong Show:"

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* "Intrepid Dance – The Gong Show:"

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* Internet, multiple people have been asking me for book reccies and I am failing miserably at thinking of things they haven't already read. I'm looking for recommendations with either a strong woman protagonist with women friends (avoid not like other girls trope) and/or LGBTQIA protagonist in the fantasy and/or historical fiction genres, with no major character deaths an a happy ending. I am excellent at the first half, but my taste runs dark and I can't top of my head find sufficient happy endings. Diverse cast a plus.

Help me out folks! Help me find awesome new books to read and share!

* First full branch of white lilies harvested this season. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163353867412/first-full-branch-of-white-lilies-harvested-this

* "Aspic aspirations - is savoury jelly worth reviving?:" https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/apr/30/aspic

* "Superhero Sweets For SDCC:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/7/23/superhero-sweets-for-sdcc.html

* On Marvel Deciding to make Supergirl a NAZI: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163354710181/polymathic-polyphony-murdershegoat

* Kinky Medieval Art: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163324702127/wolvesdreamofnewdays-thoodleoo-this-is

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Relics. The return of Montgomery Scott. This one was incredibly exciting when it was new, and at the same time as heartbreaking as Spock's father's dementia, though the ending is so much more upbeat.

- Schism. Data's infamous cat poem. I know the whole Riker can't sleep/sensor glitch thing is the main plot, but let's face it, Data's struggle with poetry is very relateable and the interesting bit of the episode, until it starts getting creepy round about Worf at the Barber. Side note: How can anyone sleep in that position? No wonder Riker is having trouble even absent the McGuffin. This episode really does an excellent job of creating a spooky atmosphere even with the way the enterprise looks and the holodeck scene is really effective.

- True Q. Environmental commentary is unfortunately completely on point here in the 21st century. Poor young Q. Horrible usual Q.

- Rascals. I have so many questions about how this transportaer accident worked. Why is Picard the oldest child when Guinan is the dramatically older adult, for example? Why did their clothes shrink? Like the people got younger, and smaller is a side effect of that, but why does making clothes younger make them child sized instead of, say reducing them to component parts? Look, this is a fun episode and I really enjoy this sort of character exploration, but I can't help pick at the illogic. How can I not enjoy Mini-Picard? The mini-Guinan/Ro interaction? The flagrant swashbuckling?

I continue to give no fucks about the O'Brien marriage. I also think it's way too early to have serious conversations about long term what to do if she's stuck twelve. Fuck's sake, give it a little time to figure out if it's temp or if it's longer term! Yes, figure out who is sleeping where tonight because otherwise eeeew; yes comfort because what happened is genuinely scary and pull the rug out from under you fuck with your head, but why invite pointless drama over long term results of something that could be fixable soon? Deal with now, now, and save long term planning for when you have a prognosis. Of course, this is why a lot of conventional relationships in media are boring and unpleasant. I am not conflict avoidant in real life, but my RL relationship style is to have serious conversations as needed but not to make drama for the fun of getting angry at each other. It always seemed to me that the O'Brian marriage is about escalating situations that call for calm discussion and negotiation. I just... ugh.

There are so many nice little moments in here, like mini-Picard enjoying his hair, Riker using technobabble as a weapon, and the bed Jumping. Seriously, season six is comparatively well written despite it's flaws. I love how good Guinan is at this and how clever. I love how Picard mini-Picard is. I love them using the appearance of childhood including the undignified Picard tantrum.

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* These things always remind me of King Louis Philippe of France banning pictures of Pears. "Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh:" http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-40627855

* "I acted as a man to get work - until I was accused of rape:" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39705424

* Things that make me go hmmmm.... "Trump had a second undisclosed meeting with Putin:"

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* "Trump fights demand he testify in ejected protesters' suit:" http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/07/17/trump-fights-demand-he-testify-in-ejected-protesters-suit-240654

* "Donald Trump Jr. Met Russian Accused of Laundering $1.4 Billion:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-jr-met-russian-accused-of-laundering-14-billion-dollars

* The Trump/Kobach National Voter Intimidation is already working. "Trump panel prompts thousands of voters to unregister:" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-panel-prompts-thousands-voters-unregister-n783891

* "Head Of Trump Voter Fraud Probe Wanted To Change Law To Make Registering More Difficult:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kris-kobach-nvra_us_59698037e4b017418627ac98?xpj

* "People Everywhere Are Trashing Trump’s “Election Integrity” Commission:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/07/people-everywhere-are-trashing-trumps-election-integrity-commission/

* Things that make me go hmmmm.... "NY subpoenas records on huge Manafort loans from small bank: WSJ:"

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* Republicans are now threatening to do a full repeal of the ACA without any replacement, presumably in hopes of creating maximum chaos in the health care and insurance industries and killing as many people as possible out of spite.

If Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito, or Lisa Murkowski, please call them to thank them for standing firm against repeal.

Keep protesting. Keep calling. Keep resisting. Nothing is stopping them from trying again if they think you've forgotten.

* "GOP Seeks to Close Federal Election Agency:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-seeks-to-close-federal-election-agency-1500325218

* Replacing Medicare with a tiny coupon to buy crappy insurance that doesn't cover the things senior Citizens and disabled people meed will kill people like me. This Budget is incredibly deadly on that count alone. "House Republicans release 2018 budget blueprint, which would slash social programs:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/house-republicans-release-2018-budget-blueprint-targets-social/story?id=48697228

* Seriously, we need to protest this with the same persistence, energy, and ingenuity we've been putting into fighting ACA Repeal. "House GOP budget slashes billions in spending:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/politics/budget-billions-tax-cuts/index.html

* "How bosses are (literally) like dictators:" https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/7/17/15973478/bosses-dictators-workplace-rights-free-markets-unions

* "China Blacklists Winnie the Pooh - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah :"

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* "Even Republicans Hate the Republican Health Care Bill :"

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* "How the Republican Health Care Bill Came and Went:"

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* "When Did Believing in Science Become a Liberal Thing?:"

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* "Climate Change and Conspiracy Theories at the Great Barrier Reef:"

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* "The Opening Monologue Of 'Russia Week':"

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* "Stephen Makes His Debut On Russia's 'Evening Urgant':"

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* "Al Gore Received Illegal Campaign Materials In 2000 (And Reported It):"

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* Current car estimate is $530.00. It's too late to say no even if we could manage without a car as the mechanic is always super short on space and getting them to keep it until we can get it out of hock Friday too a lot of persuading. Squirrel thinks his pay check will cover it, but it means we are going to be two month's late on our electric bill, which we had to float to make the June Car repairs. (He's also going to lose his phone).

This is a real emergency. We lose electric we are fucked, especially in this heat in the middle of allergy season when my lung meds (requiring electricity) are pretty much all that keep me upright. Anything people can send will help, as offering electric a partial payment is better than nothing.

Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 3: The Hullen Have Eyes:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-3-hullen-have.html

* "Game Of Thrones Works Best When It Stays Small:" http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/game-of-thrones-works-best-when-it-stays-small-1796886192

* This is my very favorite InCryptid. "Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid #4) by Seanan McGuire:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/pocket-apocalypse-incryptid-4-by-seanan.html

* "Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 1: Guess Who’s Back:" http://chrysreviews.com/index.php/2017/07/17/game-of-thrones-season-7-episode-1-guess-whos-back/

* "What you missed on 7x01 of Game of Thrones:" http://bb8s.tumblr.com/post/163103532584/what-you-missed-on-7x01-of-game-of-thrones

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/climate/a-parable-from-down-under-for-us-climate-scientists.html?mcubz=0

* "Theresa May orders contaminated blood scandal inquiry:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/11/contaminated-blood-scandal-theresa-may-orders-inquiry

* This is so gross. "Trump told the French First Lady that she was "in such good shape":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-tells-french-first-lady-she-s-such-good-shape-n782696

* "State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-department-spent-more-than-15000-for-rooms-at-new-trump-hotel-in-vancouver/2017/07/12/5eba5d0c-61bf-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.f6729351feac

* "Judge: Grandparents count as close family for travel ban:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/14/politics/hawaii-travel-ban-bona-fide-relationships/index.html

* "Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’:" https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-emails-maddow

* "Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump's son's meeting, too:" https://apnews.com/dceed1008d8f45afb314aca65797762a

* Things that make me go Hmmmmm.... "Mike Pence's Press Secretary Won't Say If His Boss Met With Russians:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-marc-lotter-fox-news-no-answer_us_5966f931e4b0a8d46d12100b

* "Conway uses flash cards to explain Russia controversy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/kellyanne-conway-flash-cards-donald-trump-jr/index.html

* "Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160803619.html

* "Trump Jr Russian meeting story unpacking like a nesting doll:"

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* "White House fails to protect personal data in voter feedback:"

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* "Health care protesters deploy 'flat Rob Portman':"

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* "Trump's budget would reduce deficit but wouldn't balance like White House promised, CBO says:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/13/cbo-releases-analysis-of-trumps-budget.html

* So steal things people literally need to survive to build a nonsensical wall we don’t need. "King: Use funding from food stamps, Planned Parenthood to pay for border wall:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/steve-king-food-stamps-border-wall-cnntv/index.html

* "Graham introduces repeal back-up plan:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/lindsey-graham-health-care-proposal-240503

* So Republicans think their own health care bill is so terrible and potentially deadly they are thinking of exempting themselves from it. "Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/13/15966034/senate-republicans-exemption

* "As White House election integrity panel begins work, civil rights watchdogs set up a hotline:" https://mic.com/articles/180997/as-white-house-election-integrity-panel-begins-work-civil-rights-watchdogs-set-up-a-hotline?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.Xjw3xWjGx

* "Y'all know that individual health behaviors - choices around nutrition, exercise, smoking, etc. - only account for about 25% of a person’s health status? :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/162939757550/jhscdood-heavyweightheart-yall-know-that#notes

* "Typecast as a terrorist:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/riz-ahmed-typecast-as-a-terrorist?CMP=share_btn_fb

* "AG Sessions under fire for closed-door speech:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/jeff-sessions-alliance-defending-freedom-summit/index.html

* "Chicago Dyke March Drops Pretense, Deploys Anti-Semitic Term Popularized by Neo-Nazis:" http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/240785/chicago-dyke-march-drops-pretense-deploys-anti-semitic-term-popularized-by-neo-nazis?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Chicago+Dyke+March+Drops+Pretense%2C+Deploys+Anti-Semitic+Term+Popularized+by+Neo-Nazis&utm_content=July2017

* "Liberty over safety is the Texas anti-vaxxer way:" https://news.vice.com/story/liberty-over-safety-is-the-texas-anti-vaxxer-way

* Every time BBC runs that past headlines thing with the guy breaking in to ask the Queen for a smoke, my brain does this. "The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (There is a Light that Never goes Out/Panic):"

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* "Trump Said More Than ‘Bonjour’ To France’s First Lady’ :"

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* "Stephen Recreates Kellyanne Conway's 'Fun With Words':"

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* "The Late Show's Teen Secrets: Snortable Chocolate Edition:"

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* "Stephen's Book Report On The New Steve Bannon Exposé:"

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* "Stephen Takes A Bite Out Of Jeff Sessions:"

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* "Coexisting With The Fair Folk Who Have Taken Up Residence In/Around/Beneath Your University: A How-To Guide:" http://charminglyantiquated.tumblr.com/post/157198258378/coexisting-with-the-fair-folk-who-have-taken-up

* "Poet reveals what it’s like to have sex when you have a disability:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160155187875/micdotcom-watch-poet-reveals-what-its-like-to

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 14):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160132507312/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-14

* "Jack Rackham and the bust in Boston (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160675459172/jack-rackham-and-the-bust-in-boston-black

* Bullying or Media? http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160208600200/naamahdarling-spiritscraft-werewolfetude

* "Does Fear The Walking Dead Have A Race Problem?:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/does-fear-walking-dead-have-race-problem.html

* "Foreshadowing with Maps (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161107800922/foreshadowing-with-maps-black-sails

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Yemen hospital battles world's worst cholera outbreak:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-40443989/yemen-hospital-battles-world-s-worst-cholera-outbreak

* "Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40439489

* "White House could offer to roll back sanctions in first Trump-Putin meeting:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/29/white-house-sanctions-first-trump-putin-meeting

* "Trump allies work to smear FBI, discredit Russia investigation:"

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* "Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/homeland-security-prepares-to-issue-travel-restrictions.html

* "Trump Attacks ‘Crazy’ Mika Brzezinski: She Was ‘Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tweets-mika-was-bleeding-badly-from-a-face-lift

* "CBO: Republican health care bill will get worse with age:"

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* O.o "House panel votes to force new debate on terror war:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/29/congress-vote-authorize-war-islamic-state-240095

* "We Are the Sum of Our Stories - Kameron Hurley:" http://www.kameronhurley.com/lita-talk-sum-stories/

* "Trolls, hypocrites and performance artists are trying to hack our lives. Don’t let them.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2017/06/19/trolls-hypocrites-and-performance-artists-are-trying-to-hack-our-lives-dont-let-them/?utm_term=.ea194f94fdbe

* "Teaching The Camera To See My Skin:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/syreetamcfadden/teaching-the-camera-to-see-my-skin?utm_term=.ieaa46DJm2#.ouG6yxaYM9

* "Which jobs do economists say create the largest spillover benefits for society?:" https://80000hours.org/2017/06/which-jobs-do-economists-say-create-the-largest-spillover-benefits-for-society/

* "Some basic medieval fashion terms:" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/162422332481/some-basic-medieval-fashion-terms

* "Abraham Lincoln Doesn't Want Trump In The Hall Of Presidents:"

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* "Trump Thinks Healthcare Is Something You Can Win:"

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* "Yet Another Baker Who Won't Make Cakes For Same-Sex Weddings:"

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* "Dinosaur Decathalon - The Gong Show:"

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* I unironically adored this. "Zombie Ballet - The Gong Show:"

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* "What poet should I fight?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162424963292/what-poet-should-i-fight

* I really want a quality TV version of Bombshells on STARZ or Netflix.

* "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back with Superheroines:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/two-steps-forward-one-step-back-with-superheroines/

* "Salim the Cinnamon Roll and Gay Muslim Representation:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/salim-the-cinnamon-roll-and-gay-muslim-representation/

* "I actually think you’ve picked good examples to show that GRRM tries to minimise the role of coincidences (which do have their place) and move his plot along through plausible character action.:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/162420744802/maybe-its-presentism-influencing-me-but-dont

* Two Days left. One no bid. I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time.: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Australia's Turnbull mocks Trump in leaked audio:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/asia/turnbull-trump-australia-speech/index.html

* "Trump Modifies Travel Ban to Address Possible Expiration:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-14/trump-amends-travel-ban-to-address-possible-expiration-date

* "Hill Democrats sue Trump over foreign business ties:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/14/democrats-sue-trump-emoluments-239534

* "Most Trump real estate now sold to secretive buyers:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/13/trump-property-buyers-make-clear-shift-secretive-llcs/102399558/

* "White House Hands Say Over Afghan Troop Levels to Military:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-hands-say-over-afghan-troop-levels-to-military-1497404106

* "Vets Group Blocked By Trump Describes 'Tweet That Broke The Snowflake's Back':" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/vote-vets-blocked-by-trump-twitter

* "Ninth Circuit upholds block on Trump's travel ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/ninth-circuit-upholds-block-on-trumps-travel-ban-239433

* "Manafort still doing international work:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/15/paul-manafort-fbi-trump-239573

* "Trump partner said in running to build FBI headquarters:" https://apnews.com/0b8ee973efe047e4ac0f6cb966799bb6/Trump-partner-said-in-running-to-build-FBI-headquarters

* "Pence hires lawyer with relevant experience; Mueller builds team:"

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* "Hayes: GOP hiding bill because 23M could lose coverage:"

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* "House hearing on gun legislation canceled after shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/gun-legislation-hearing-congressional-shooting/index.html

* "House Votes to Limit Powers of First Black Librarian of Congress:" http://www.blackpressusa.com/house-votes-to-limit-powers-of-first-black-librarian-of-congress/

* "GOP congressman: Members of Congress should curtail town halls after Scalise shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/politics/kfile-lou-barletta-town-halls/

* "Officials charged with felony over deaths in Flint water crisis:"

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* "What's Killing America’s Black Infants?:" https://www.thenation.com/article/whats-killing-americas-black-infants/

* "Mom furious after teacher gives 7-year-old son with autism a haircut at school:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/teacher-cuts-hair-student-without-permission-1.4016114

* "World War T Is a Protracted Battle, Not A Conservative Political Blitzkrieg:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-t-is-protracted-battle-not.html

* "Tree-dwelling gray foxes decorate with skeletons:" https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/animals/tree-dwelling-gray-foxes-decorate-skeletons/

* "Muslims Awake To Begin Their Ramadan Fast Were 'A Lifeline' In Grenfell Tower Blaze:" http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/london-fire-muslims-breaking-ramadan-fast-may-have-saved-lives-in-grenfell-tower_uk_59410ad3e4b0d3185486088c

* "Trump Gets Probed for Obstruction of Justice:"

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* "What's in the GOP's Mysterious Health Care Bill?:"

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* "Warning: This Cabinet Meeting May Contain Fawning:"

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* "Trump Didn't Do Anything Wrong Unless It Was But It's Not:"

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* "Kim Jong-Un Is Weaponizing The '95 Chicago Bulls:"

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* "Olivia Wilde Is Starring In The New '1984' (It's Not Called '2017'):"

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* "Eddie Izzard Believes Comedy Is 'Human And Not National':"

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* "Sen. Kamala Harris: 'Hysterical' Or 'A Woman Doing Her Job?':"

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* "Trevor Noah Compares South Africa's Leaders To America's:"

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* "A History of Golems:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/160696210821/a-history-of-golems-wip

* Taking the hobbits to Isenguard as a piece of pop music: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/160787642091/x-cetra-neverwhere-speculativepast-its

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* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

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* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

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* "North Korean authorities curtail public trials and executions:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14508&cataId=nk01500

* "Aboriginal women slam ‘degrading’ treatment by property developer over sacred cave:" http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/selling/aboriginal-women-slam-degrading-treatment-by-property-developer-over-sacred-cave/news-story/9e5bff3a76116c2c0618a5dd92a0f696

* "Hypocrisy of Trump’s Liberty University speech:"

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* "Will Trump's lies cost lives? Can we break his spell? Killer cognitive bias.:"

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* "The Healthcare Bill Exposes Trump's Chilling Authoritarian Agenda:" http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/features/a27056/healthcare-bill-trump-authoritarian-regime/

* "In Donald Trump's America, the crackdown on protesters is the real free speech issue:" http://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2017/05/donald-trumps-america-crackdown-protesters-real-free-speech-issue

* "It's payback time. And across the country, constituents are giving it to the 217 Republicans who voted TrumpCare.
These are their stories.:" https://www.paybackproject.org/

* "“There’s way worse videos”: Today’s students on Rodney King :" https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2017/05/08/theres-way-worse-videos-todays-students-on-the-la-riots-and-rodney-king/

* "Chechen Authorities Tell Families: Kill Your Gay Sons or We Will:" http://www.advocate.com/world/2017/5/03/chechen-authorities-tell-families-kill-your-gay-sons-or-we-will

* "Allow Me, a Simple English Major, to Decode FBI Director Comey’s Goodbye Letter:" https://www.themarysue.com/comey-goodbye-letter/

* "Sean Spicer Returns - SNL :"

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* Tavy successfully borked the computer before bedtime Sunday, and I had to go to bed early with my whole routine disrupted. Squirrel sorted it when he got home, luckily. The Tiny Terror is talented with his feet.

* "Sign of the Times: City Ballet’s Ashly Isaacs Laces Up Her Sneakers:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballet-ashly-isaacs-laces-sneakers-for-the-times-are-racing.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

* A twitter horror story: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160648813307/malfvoys-this-is-the-best-twitter-story-ive

* Further ideas for the very Queer Cyrano vs. D'Artagnon show I wish STARZ would make: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160644330897/gwydionmisha-real-life-cyrano-and-real-life#notes

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* "Indigenous people exposed to UK nuclear tests given healthcare aid:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39777197

* "North Korea’s 'jangmadang generation' questions the necessity of the Party Congress :" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=13890&cataId=nk01500

* "Trump: Go back to ‘goddamned steam':"

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* "US attorney scores settlement in Russia case:"

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* "Trump behavior toward Comey likely making his lawyers unhappy:"

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* Eeeeeew! "Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to him:"

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* "Rough welcomes for GOP Rep., Secy. DeVos:"

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* "Elizabeth Warren on Republicans and Trump’s 'nonsense':"

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* "Why I Had to Buy My Wife's Inhaler on the Dark Web:" https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/why-i-had-to-buy-my-wifes-inhaler-on-the-dark-web?utm_source=dmfb

* ""I'm facing jail time after laughing at Jeff Sessions. I regret nothing.":" https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/5/8/15578850/sessions-confirmation-laugh-desiree-fairooz

* TW: Suicide. "8-year-old boy was bullied before committing suicide, attorneys say:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/young-boy-bullied-by-classmates-suicide-cincinnati/

* "Bethune-Cookman Students Are Part Of A Distinguished Heritage Of HBCU Protest:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/bethune-cookman-students-are-part-of.html

* Fuck D. L. Hugely. I remember when he went around insisting that LGBTQIA people didn't deserve even basic rights because not enough of us had been beaten and murdered yet. No word on how many more of us he wanted to be killed before he'd consider us worthy of being considered people, but I haven't heard an apology and I haven't forgotten how cruel, hateful, and dehumanizing that was. He is not an icon of the progressive left, he is a homophobe; just as Gloria Steinem isn’t a feminist, he is a Transmysognist.

* " What you will" The fluidity of gender is no 21st-century idea. In Twelfth Night, writes Dr Will Tosh, gender is what you make of it.:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/160602115847/what-you-will

* "The Trump administration deleted the EPA’s climate change website. So, Chicago published it instead.:" https://mic.com/articles/176472/chicago-adds-epa-climate-change-page-deleted-by-trump-administration-to-city-website?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=future&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.8mafEgxwO

* So affluent white people went to a community of colour to lie to them about vaccines in the middle of an epidemic in the hopes their children will be infected with a deadly disease. They don't frame it like that, but that sure is what it looks like to me. "Anti-vaccine groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/health/measles-minnesota-somali-anti-vaccine-bn/

* Help save the National Parks from 45: http://fiftysevenacademics.tumblr.com/post/160610175875/public-comment-on-trumps-executive-order-to

* Tw: Dead Animals. "South Florida python hunters bag a ton of snakes — cost-effectively:" http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article149798804.html

* "This Is the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind Ever Found:" http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/

* "During the English Civil War, Lady Mary Bankes defended a castle from over 200 attackers with only five men under her initial command:" https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/08/14/priority-english-civil-war-lady-mary-bankes-defended-castle-200-attackers-five-men-initial-command/

* "Donny Goes to School:"

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* "Djimon Hounsou - Changing Up Well-Known Stories with "King Arthur"- Extended Interview:"

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* "Between the Scenes - Trump's Dictator Tendencies:"

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* "The All-Male Panel on Women's Health:"

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* "The Kentucky Derby Was Eerily Reminiscent Of The Election:"

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* "What Ambulances Will Look Like Under Trumpcare:"

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* "Good Omens aborts the Apocalypse :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/good-omens-apocalypse/

* "The Ballad Of Captain America’s Disapproving Face:" http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/160601771130/daredevilmeme-scarletmemewitch

* "American Gods, Season One, Episode Two: The Secret of Spoon:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/american-gods-season-one-episode-two.html

* "American Gods Dials It Up for Episode 2:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-1x02/

* "American Gods begins to show its subtle changes:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-begins-show-subtle-changes/

* "Guardians 2 Is The Most Emotionally Deep Marvel Movie To Date:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/guardians-2-review/

* This is Brilliant. "The True Meaning of 42:" https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/160579237257/stripeycrayons-i-have-been-deeply-in-love-with

* "Torchwood Is Getting a Fifth Season—But Only in Audio Form:" http://io9.gizmodo.com/torchwood-is-getting-a-fifth-season-but-only-in-audio-f-1795014355

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* "Will Russia meddle with French election next?:"

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* "Ivanka Trump’s new West Wing office raises ethics questions:"

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* "Rep. Denny Heck at House Intelligence Committee hearing:"

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* "Manafort’s growing connections with Russia:"

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* It's looking like Devin Nunes not only has Trump taint all over him but it's looking like he has financial ties to Putin. Also, lets look at an analogy for his behavior in a more familiar investigative realm. Imagine an investigation of an organized crime syndicate. Imagine the man in charge of the investigation was known to be a member of that alleged syndicate within the past year and routinely openly informs the important member of the syndicate what evidence they've found because the organized crime family is "getting beat up in the press" and so deserves to know the details of the investigation. Imagine the head of the investigation calls around to newspapers to use his power to suppress media reports of the crime syndicate's wrong doing and gives press conferences trying to vindicate the people he is supposedly investigating without talking to other case investigators, contradicting the other investigators findings in hopes of scuttling the investigation. Imagine he cancels public testimony unilateral and admits publicly he's never heard of five key figures they are investigating which means he's literally never looked at any of the evidence or is lying, but still insists he is competent to over rule the other investigators. Now add in that not only did he work openly for one of the people he is investigating but has direct financial ties to another.

What would happen? Think he'd still be lead investigator and not a suspect? how "unbiased" would the press and the FBI consider him? Just saying. I don't know for sure he's broken any laws, but shouldn't he be off the case given the weight of circumstantial here and how is it even vaguely acceptable that someone with direct financial ties to Putin has access to classified intelligence for all this time. Have Republicans no sense of patriotism left at all?

* "Dems plan filibuster to block Gorsuch:"

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* "Darrell Issa, Steve King running for reelection in 2018:"

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* "Sacred Water: Standing Rock, Part I - RISE:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/sacred-water-standing-rock-part-i/5888c90ae04dd90112c2893a

"Red Power: Standing Rock, Part II - RISE:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/red-power-standing-rock-part-ii/5888c9320c031d740d2a5145

* "So Much News, So Little Time - More Drama for the Trump Administration:"

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* "Australia Is Dangerous (If You're a Dumbass):"

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* They lung situation is worsening again. I took the last antibiotics Sunday morning, but I'm about as bad as I was just before I started them again. I know I should be more patient. I've not had this pneumonia for quite two months, but I am so exhausted by it and it is hard to accomplish anything if I'm in danger of throwing up or passing out from the coughing every time I bend over.

In other news I actually figured out where locally I could get the sandwich I've been fantasizing about for a few weeks. Of course it's not something I have money for. everything I have left with auto-withdraw in the next week, but it's nice to know there is a source closer than, say, Philadelphia. I've been reduced to digging forlornly in the freezer for lost Mexican Popsicles for my throat.

* "Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future:" https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/25/dystopian-dreams-how-feminist-science-fiction-predicted-the-future#img-1

* "Beauty Battles Believability in Costume Design for Margaery Tyrell, Part 2:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/beauty-battles-believability-game-thrones-costume-design-margaery-tyrell-part-2/

* "Death Eaters Suck at Family Planning:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/death-eaters-family-planning/

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* "Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39073389

* "Opponent of Duterte's drugs war arrested in Philippines on drug charges:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-drugs-senator-idUSKBN16301Z

* "Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media:" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

* "Reality Check: Is Malmo the 'rape capital' of Europe?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39056786

* "Supreme Court Reprimands Anti-LGBTQ Groups for Misgendering Trans Student Gavin Grimm:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/02/24/supreme_court_reprimands_groups_for_misgendering_gavin_grimm.html

* "Rest In Power and Peace, Chyna Gibson:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/rest-in-power-and-peace-chyna-gibson.html

* "Search for Daisy Kwok uncovers Shanghai's lost history:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-21/daisy-kwok-and-lost-history-of-chinese-australians-in-china/7861214

* "The History of the KKK in American Politics:" https://daily.jstor.org/history-kkk-american-politics/

* "An app to help blind people to 'see':" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39056979

* "Pointe break: ballet's destructive power laid bare in Sergei Polunin documentary:" https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/feb/22/sergei-polunin-documentary-dancer-steven-cantor?CMP=share_btn_tw

* "Through Donald's Eyes - SNL :"

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* My router died Sunday night, seconds after I offered rp, for which I was heartily sorry, but had no means of conveying. The router had been limping on for years, and its final demise was inconvenient, but not entirely unexpected. I wrote up the latest Black Sails with no ability to check things on the Internet and while wrestling Tavy as I tried to transcribe quotes, for extra difficulty points.

I snagged a few hours sleep, then went out into snow flurries to be in line as soon as Xfinity opened. It took literal hours to get the new router working, so there went my day.

* "Let's talk about Nazis in Fiction:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lets-talk-about-nazis-in-fiction/

* "Gandalf Leads the Way on a Journey in the Dark:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/gandalf-leads-way-journey-dark/

* "The Breaking of the Fellowship:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/breaking-fellowship-ring/

* "Orcs and Uruk-hai Bring Evil Closer to Home:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/orcs-uruk-hai-two-towers-re-read/

* "Treebeard, Ents, and Action in the Face of Uncertainty:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/treebeard-ents-action-uncertainty/

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 3: Good and Evil Braided Be:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-3-good.html

* "Sansa, Smart:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/155894039887/sansa-smart

* "Arya Todd Drops Out of School:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/arya-season-6-retrospective/

* Black Sails XXXIII: Decisions, Decisions!

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* TW: Pedophilia. "Nearly 2,000 Catholic Church figures implicated in child sex abuse report:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/royal-commission-into-child-sexual-abuse-begins-in-sydney/8242600

* "Leaked Trump tape: 'You are the special people':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-leaked-audio-clubs-guests-235161

* "In a month, the Trump family has cost taxpayers almost as much as the Obamas did in a year:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-costs-trips-security-taxpayer-barack-obama-month-year-a7586261.htm

* I've been weeping over this off and on for two days, both the desecration and the kindness. "‘Every person deserves to rest in peace': American Muslims raising money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/02/21/every-person-deserves-to-rest-in-peace-american-muslims-raising-money-to-repair-vandalized-jewish-cemetery/?utm_term=.7a17157b83ea

* Trump has rescinded Title 9 protections for trans students as part of Jeff Sessions' pro-bullying anti-education/anti-civil rights agenda over Betsy DeVos' (of all people) initial objections. According to the administration, removing protections from trans children will somehow "protect all students to encourage civility in our classrooms." Presumably "all students" really just means bullies, because somehow I'm doubting that the trans children are feeling particularly safe just now.

* I went out for forage, library, and to pay a small bill today. There were two pro Trump people out demonstrating in a construction zone. The creep with the big Trump banner saw what colour I was and smiled and gave me the thumbs up, assuming my support. I desperately wanted to give him the finger, but was turning and navigating construction cut outs and resulting traffic confusion. I am still angry my worry about not accidentally side swiping erratically moving traffic left him the impression I signed on to any part of his agenda. Yuck.


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* "Coalition ministers attack protesters' 'disrespect' and call for investigation – as it happened:" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2016/nov/30/malcolm-tunbull-george-brandis-bill-shorten-nick-xenophon-building-watchdog-politics-live

* "What will CIA report on Russian influence mean?:"

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* "Vice: FBI may have been investigating Trump:"

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* "Will there be checks and balances on Trump’?:"

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* "Expert calls Trump ‘emolument magnet’:"

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* "Trump supporter rant videos go viral:"

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* "Trump to champion charter schools?:"

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* "Veterans stand with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters:"

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* "Decision to stop pipeline hangs in balance:"

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* "What happens to Flint under Trump?:"

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* "Ohio law intended to "protect" women actually made abortion more dangerous, says study:" https://mic.com/articles/153154/ohio-laws-intended-to-protect-women-actually-made-abortion-more-dangerous-says-study?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.1vOD22OV9

* "Homophobic attacks in UK rose 147% in three months after Brexit vote:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/08/homophobic-attacks-double-after-brexit-vote

* "World needs $90tn infrastructure overhaul to avoid climate disaster, study finds:" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/06/climate-change-infrastructure-coal-plants-green-investment

* I spent the whole evening Sunday doing baking and paper bureaucracy. A bit after midnight I went out in the rain to hit the library drop and pick up some things the kitchen needed. By the time I got there, they were rebooting registers. I got my things anyway, and they said it was all right to unload my gear while they waited to get back on line. (About five minutes by the time I'd gotten my pam, parchment paper, baggies, etc). I chattered with the register folks and wrote up my check so the line could move as fast as possible once the computers were up. In that short time the rain turned to big wet flurries. In the five or so minutes it took to get home, it had begun to stick. I must go out tomorrow, so fingers crossed it has melted by afternoon.

* "Sunday Sweets: A Gingerbread Jam!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/12/11/sunday-sweets-a-gingerbread-jam.html

* "White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie Series #3) by Diana Rowland:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2013/07/white-trash-zombie-apocalypse-white.html

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* She is still getting death threats. "Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/05/wife-crashes-her-own-funeral-horrifying-her-husband-who-had-paid-have-her-killed/

* "UK in breach of international human rights:" http://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/news/uk-in-breachhuman-rights/00287.html

"There is no good reason for these ongoing attacks; instead it seems likely that these groups have been targeted simply because they are convenient scapegoats for problems they did not cause."

* "The strategy of an announced military attack explained:"

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* "Fact-checking Trump's voter fraud claims:"

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* "The white flight of Derek Black:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-white-flight-of-derek-black/2016/10/15/ed5f906a-8f3b-11e6-a6a3-d50061aa9fae_story.html

* "Taco trucks outside Trump's Las Vegas hotel take a scrumptious stand for immigrant workers:" https://mic.com/articles/157042/taco-trucks-outside-trump-s-las-vegas-hotel-take-a-scrumptious-stand-for-immigrant-workers?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.cmMdI7V3h

* "Trump's call for poll watchers stoking 'racial paranoia?:"

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* Sexual Assault PSA aimed at men. "This Is Why Joe Biden Crashed A College Party:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/10/125439/joe-biden-funny-or-die-psa?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=watch_end&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=h3

* "The Final Clinton vs. Trump Debate:"

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* "Getting Out the Undecided Black Youth Vote:"

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* My Birthday has come and gone with no acknowledgement from my family except an email from my Aunt.

* Versailles: Four episodes in and they finally identify Madame de Montespan, who unfortunately looks so much like the Queen I am now questioning if she's been there all along with me not noticing that wasn't the Queen in scenes. Apparently the Mother and daughter are a cousin of the Chevalier and Sophie. This would have been helpful information way back in the first episode. This thing is a struggle to untangle, made worse by them deciding to withhold character names and key information. I shouldn't have to work nearly this hard to be following an historical drama taking place in a period and with characters I know well.

* ToS Rewatch:

- Tomorrow is Yesterday. The first improbable time travel for the enterprise. No thought to the prime directive. No temporal prime directive, apparently. Do none of them think before they act? I do like Kirk correcting him that the woman is "A Crewman." Only Spock seems to think completely fucking the timeline up is a bad idea. Why is that sexy voice the thing feminists do to tweak them? Isn't that more a thing straight men would do? Spock: "Logically, as we move faster and faster toward the sun, we'll move backwards in time. Me: That's not logical at all.

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* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37413411

* I love this fashion is coming back after so many centuries. "Mexican Pointy Boots:" http://www.vice.com/video/mexican-pointy-boots

* "Civil Rights Museum rejects Trump photo-op:"

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* "Obama speaks ahead of African-American history museum's opening:"

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* "Institutional Racism Shows Its Ugly Face Again: Cops Pepper-Spray Girl:" https://blackmattersus.com/16543-institutional-racism-shows-its-ugly-face-again-cops-pepper-spray-girl/

* "Latest Police Brutality Video: Cop Utters Death Threat To Black Men:" https://blackmattersus.com/16519-latest-police-brutality-video-cop-utters-death-threat-to-black-men/

* "Blackface is Ugly and I’m Being Harassed: A Tale of Cosplay & Cosplayers Gone Wrong:" https://dela-doll.com/2016/09/05/black-is-ugly-and-im-being-harassed-a-tale-of-cosplayand-cosplayers-gone-wrong/

* "How 'Sailor Moon' Fandom Became a Refuge for 90s Queer Kids:" http://www.vice.com/video/american-obsessions-sailor-moon-queer-indentity

* "California’s Sea Lion Die-Off:" https://news.vice.com/video/californias-sea-lion-die-off

* "Indigenous Australians most ancient civilization on Earth, DNA study confirms:" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/21/indigenous-australians-most-ancient-civilisation-on-earth-dna-study-confirms

* "3600-Year-old Swedish Axes Were Made With Copper from Cyprus:" http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.719125

* That takes serious guts. "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/09/between-two-ferns-with-zach.html

* "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves #10:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/09/celebrities-read-mean-tweets-about.html

* "Stephen Colbert Reacts to the State of Emergency in Charlotte:"

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* "Anime Detour 2011 Legolas Dances to Single Ladies :"

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* "Moral Implications of Evil Races in Fantasy:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/evil-races-in-fantasy/

* "Winter Hits Caradhras and the Ring Goes South:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/winter-caradhras-ring-goes-south/

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- Suddenly Human. Worf is a feminist! This one is complicated on a bunch of levels. Watching it, I am haunted by the excellent novel Warboy, that explores similar themes around cross cultural kidnap, what is and isn't child abuse, loyalties, agency etc.. This, being '90's network television can't go nearly as far. This is another episode that touches on PTSD.

They are always forcing Picard into fatherhood roles, aren't they? I wish they'd stop treating Picard's preference to be childfree as if it were pathological and funny. That may be the most annoying noise a non-baby/toddler aged human can make. Apparently Talurians love metal. Good to know. Do bedroom doors on a starship not lock?

- Remember Me. This one is hard for me to watch.

- Legacy. Ishara: How did Tasha die? Me: she was fridged because the writer's couldn't figure out what to do with her. Brent Spiner acted the shit out of this one.

- Reunion. More long arc crucial Klingon politics with associated Worf character development. Enter Worf's surprise illegitimate son and associated issues.

- Future Imperfect. I have always felt that it is a brutal incitement of Riker that the love of his life is a holodeck program.

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* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* "What we don't know about Donald Trump:"

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* "How fair coverage gets Trumped:"

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* "Trump turns basic health report into circus:"

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* "I Don't See It As Voting for Hillary Clinton:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150441828962/darkmagyk-kyraneko-aimlessme-for-those

* "How Donald Trump could really help Flint: talk to GOP in Congress:"

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* "Trump scolded for trying to politicize Flint trip:"

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* "Researchers find mysterious 9,000 year old structures in Western Australia:" http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113415743/structures-western-australia-090716/?

* "Archaeology of the Undead:" http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/zombie-archaeology/483195/

* "Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular:" https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/17/curtain-excavation-early-shakespeare-theatre-rectangular-shoreditch

* "A Rough Week for Hillary Clinton:"

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* This made me laugh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150437645467/marauders4evr-people-always-joke-about-the

* A Trans Man Fairytale: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/150360515855/anotherwordformyth-inkskinned-before-he#notes

* NSFW "Pan-Demonium:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/9/14/pan-demonium.html

* TNG Season 3 Rewatch:
- The Price. Finally a debate on the dubious ethics of Star Fleet Telepathy. Unfortunately the person calling out Deanna for her horribly unethical behavior is just as bad with less cause. Also, Deanna Troi has the worst taste in men. First Riker, now this creepy dick measuring slime ball.

- The Defector. I really like this one, but then I also loved the DS9 season 1 war criminal one. There is something about an unreliable person in high stakes interrogation with culture clash that interests me every time. They are very different stories, but both tragedies.

- The Hunted is sadly very timely given the militaries continued refusal to help soldiers adjust to home, made worse in the face of our forever war in Afghanistan and the multiple tours people have done/keep doing in Iraq and Afghanistan leading to way higher levels of trauma for some soldiers and the ever higher suicide rate for veterans. This is, of course a Star trek style super soldier senario, but the point still stands, much the way the season 2 Data Personhood theme still stands in relation to the treatment of trans folk and Poc in this country. I wish this stuff wasn't timely. I really do. "We want our lives back. We want to come home." How many veterans have wanted the same? This one also, scratches at some of my personal doors, given the nature of my abuse. I had no memory of this episode analogous to my intense reaction to the Picard torture episode in the final season that spoke so directly to my personal experience, but damned if I didn't recognize the all too familiar flavour of that prisoner's anger and bitterness on meeting the Councillor. Ouch. Vintage me. "My battle is never over." You tell 'em, Roga Danar. You tell 'em.

Side note: Who was Jefferies and why did they name the tubes after him? Aren't they just crawlspaces with access panels?

* "Why Fiction and Representation Matter:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/fiction-matters/

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* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* "Wurundjeri people 'shattered' after artwork they describe as their 'Bible' sells at auction:" http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2016/06/09/wurundjeri-people-shattered-after-artwork-they-describe-their-bible-sells-auction

* "Cory Booker - Achieving Equal Justice Under the Law:"

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* "Ancient bottom wipers yield evidence of diseases carried along the Silk Road:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/22/ancient-bottom-wipers-yield-evidence-of-diseases-silk-road-chinese-liver-fluke

* "Downing Street and British Foreign Office Do Battle, and the Fur Flies:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/world/europe/larry-the-cat-palmerston-fight.html?_r=0

* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Hillary Clinton's Historic Night at the DNC:"

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* NWS "Politics and Pole Dancing in Philadelphia-The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore:"

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* "The Billionaire Brawl: Michael Bloomberg vs. Donald Trump:"

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* "What the Actual Fact? - The DNC's Keynote Speeches:"

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* I don't think I've said this clearly, so I will now. The TV shoe Preacher is not Comic book Preacher; it is geometrically better. They were RIGHT to toss out the plot, which was very much a thing of it's time and wouldn't work well two decades later. They were right to correct a lot of the problematic shit that went on. The were very much right to make a dramatically better and more fleshed out Tulip. Seriously, I love Show Tulip so much! I love the gay angel/demon duo (I assume that's what's going on, though it's just hints at this point) so much more than the Adelphi they replace. Cassidy is Cassidy and horrible in all the right ways. This is not book Jesse at all, but I don't particularly mind at this point and I want to thump him with the clue stick and the grow the fuck up stick every bit as much as the original. The show isn't perfect and I give some things the side eye, but compared to the problematic (Racist, Sexist, Ablist, and Homophobic at minimum) in the original this is light years better, while keeping most of the tone and a similar sense of humor. I actively avoid most of Seth Rogan's body of work (not usually my type of humor and his laugh is like fingernails on a chalk board to me), but I am incredibly impressed that he turned the uneven and often dated comic book into something that I can love the way I loved the original when it was new. The reread of the comic book is like pulling teeth; I watch the show with pleasure.

* Austenesque response to modern pearl clutching: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/148074022177/tom-does-not-respect-taylor-she-put-out-too-soon

* Lesbian Dalek Trolling: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/148053333055/raptorific-aquiladafirenze

* Me watching BBC Newsnight: O.o Why did she just misgender President Hollande? <*several baffled seconds pass* Oooooh! She doesn't speak French and mispronounced his name!

Seriously, I get how it's an easy mistake to make for a non-french speaker, but it amuses me that it took me that long to figure out what went wrong.

* NWS. "Nzingha Prescod: 'Yes, there are black fencers':" http://espn.go.com/espnw/sports/article/16744543/fencer-nzingha-prescod-sport-curves-namesake-espn-body-issue

* "Apparently this is a Reboot of Something from the 80s?: A Review of Ghostbusters:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/apparently-this-is-a-reboot-of-something-from-the-80s-a-review-of-ghostbusters/

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Baby Asha may go to community detention, not Nauru:" http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/21/baby-asha-community-detention-negotiations-follow-hospital-protests

* "Donald Trump Honors Men Who 'Took Action' Against A Young Protester:" http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/02/17/3750224/trump-sc-protest/

* "Prehistoric Massacre Hints at War Among Hunter-Gatherers:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/science/prehistoric-massacre-ancient-humans-lake-turkana-kenya.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=1

* "We talked to the man who forced the U.K. film board to watch 10 hours of paint drying:" http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/paint-drying-uk-film-censorship-board-kickstarter-project/?tu=gav

* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 16: Japan (Mei):"

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* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 15: China (Leah Li):"

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* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 17: Egypt (Dina):"

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* I don't watch award shows, and what with all the stuff going on I didn't get around to tracking down the Gaga Bowie tribute until today. It didn't work for me for a variety of reasons, but I'm not convinced anything they could have done in the allotted time would have. What's really needed is a full concert tribute like they did for Freddy Mercury. I want to make clear I'm not attacking anyone here. I know opinions are strong on both sides. I'm just saying for me, personally, it didn't do what I would have wanted it to do.

* Black Sails XXIII:

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* "Black Sails XXIII:Extended Comentary:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/139756151687/black-sails-xxiiiextended-comentary

* I really took to Bletchley Circle. I wish they hadn't chosen to make the promo material the showed after the first episode wincingly sexist, but the first season itself was aces.

* "Fever Ray 'If I Had A Heart':

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* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:" https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Staggering Four Billion People May be Facing Water Scarcity:" http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/37226/20160215/staggering-four-billion-people-facing-water-scarcity.htm

* "Australian hospital refuses to discharge asylum baby:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-35568467

* Republicans are insisting that some random thing said by noted dead racist segregationist Strom Thurmond that's always been ignored before including by Ronald Regan somehow trumps the Constitution.

* "You Lost, Scalia's Gone, And President Obama Gets To Pick His Replacement:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/02/you-lost-scalias-gone-and-president.html

* "Minority Students Visiting A&M Harassed, Told To Go Home:" http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Black-High-School-Students-Visiting-Texas-AM-University-Harassed-Told-to-Go-Home-Texas-Sen-Royce-West-368503021.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand

* "Fantastic Features We Don't Have In The English Language :"

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* Pratchett's last witch novel, catches the way I mourn better than most things. I keep thinking of that.

* Do not feel obligated to talk to me about my dead cat, folks. Really, I appreciate your sympathy, but I’m still processing at this point. I'm not at the point I much want to talk yet anyway. I've done the things that immediately need doing, except for putting the bed back together, for which I am saving up spoons. The third load of soft furnishing laundry is in the dryer, cleaning and ceremony are done. The airing process is ongoing. I wasted insurance money on pizza, because I hadn't eaten in close to twenty four hours and I was not up to cooking, but I've eaten now, Hector's special feeding station is broken down, all the dishes except the ones Squirrel just brought out are done. Fish and plants are tended. I cry when I need to and then do the things needing doing. That's how I am. That's how my family always has been since long before we came over in boats. We grieve and we keep on going. That's all one can do really.

* LM came out for a cuddle nap in the cat cave and just had a good scritchen.

* "The Walking Dead, Season Six, Episode Nine: No Way Out:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/02/the-walking-dead-season-six-episode.html#more

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:" https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Russia keeps violating Turkish airspace with there bombers, which is understandably alarming to the Turks.

* Given we've changed our story four times on our catastrophic bombing of a Doctors without Borders hospital, killing 12 staff and a large number of patients who burned in our beds, I can only assume we are lying and thus I support the Doctors without Borders calls for an independent investigation of this heinous war crime.

* "Can big-game hunting actually lead to conservation?:"

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* "Stalkers, domestic abusers the object of new gun safety bill:"

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* "Kiesha Jenkins Becomes 20th U.S. Trans Woman Murdered This Year:" http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/10/06/kiesha-jenkins-becomes-20th-us-trans-woman-murdered-year

* In Australia, even the toddlers are hard core. "Australian toddler's head re-attached to spine:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-34462990

* "A Linguist Explains What Old-School British Accents Sounded Like:" http://the-toast.net/2014/03/19/a-linguist-explains-british-accents-of-yore/

* "Not So Pro-Life After All:"

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* "Terrible, Unending National Tragedies:"

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* "Shoot First, Ask Questions Never - America's Conversation About Not Talking About Guns:"

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* "That State Is Cray - Deny My Vote - Alabama's DMV Shutdown:"

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* Ebay, One More time:

A Low Candle-Lit Room 2013 (LE, Yules): (Company says: Candle wax and waxen "skin," rotting leather and reeking damp wood, and the ashes of a yawning, cold fireplace.). 3/4 Full.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301757378182?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Abbot's kicked out as PM!

* "55th Anniversary of JFK's Church And State Speech :" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/55th-anniversary-of-jfks-church-and.html

* "There’s Not A Single U.S. County Where A Minimum Wage Worker Can Support A Family:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/09/11/theres-not-a-single-u-s-county-where-a-minimum-wage-worker-can-support-a-family/

* "Ferguson takes another step forward with commission's report:"

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* "This Black Woman Spent 8 Days in a New York Mental Health Facility Because She Owned a BMW:" http://mic.com/articles/125270/kamilah-brock-spent-8-days-in-a-new-york-mental-health-facility-because-she-owned-a-bmw?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* Scratch Blue, you get Red. "Oregon police chief goes on racist tirade calling African Americans monkeys, supports Confederacy:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/08/1419344/-Oregon-police-chief-goes-on-racist-tirade-calling-African-Americans-monkeys-supports-Confederacy?detail=facebook#

* "MSNBC host stumps Huckabee: Why attack Hillary as lawbreaker when you back Kim Davis?:" http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/msnbc-host-stumps-huckabee-why-attack-hillary-as-lawbreaker-when-you-back-kim-davis/

* "Woman Fired for Being Transgender Hopes to Stop Further Discrimination :" http://www.alabamanews.net/home/top-stories/Woman-Fired-for-Being-Transgender-Hopes-to-Stop-Further-Discrimination-326464671.html?m=y&smobile=y

* "Court blasts judge who compared transgender immigrant to Pee-wee Herman:" http://fusion.net/story/193788/circuit-court-blasts-immigration-judge-transgender/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialshare&utm_content=desktop+top

* "You May Soon Be Able to Live in a Trash-Made House in Seattle. Yay!:" http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/960073-129/the-earthship-has-landed-in-seattle

* "Making Sense of the Dimes and Nickles in Urban Fantasy:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/09/making-sense-of-dimes-and-nickles-in.html

* Black Sails Rewatch XIV:

Cut for your pleasure: )

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: Doctor Who Series Recap: Season Four:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/09/doctor-who-series-recap-season-four.html

* Personally, I'm still angry that Moffat chose to ruin the otherwise brilliant Van Gogh episode by deliberately rewriting Vincent Van Gogh's sexuality. It is very worm in the apple for me. "Fangs For The Fantasy: Doctor Who Series Recap: Season Five:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/09/doctor-who-series-recap-season-five.html

* I rather liked Immortal Rules. Unusual world design, didn't go the way I expected from the set up (It looked like once she meets the vampire it was going to be standard tropey supernatural romance, but it veered off quickly for something way more interesting), rare supernatural genre novel where poverty constantly is a Thing, and strong Woc protagonist. I'm worried that the rest of the series will ruin it, but I'm going to cross my fingers and hope it doesn't head where I'm worried it might. I'd love for this time to be different.

* "Sunday Sweets For International Chocolate Day:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/9/13/sunday-sweets-for-international-chocolate-day.html

* "#DeadRaccoonTO honoured at CNE butter sculpture showcase:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/dead-raccoon-toronto-cne-butter-sculpture-1.3216064

* Ebay: 6 Lots, one no bid: Cut for your pleasure: )

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* This inappropriately focuses on the actor and not the horrific conditions for Syrian refugees in Greece, but the crisis he was trying to highlight is real and immediate. Greece can not afford to care for them properly alone. The International community needs to step the fuck up. Also, these are refugees from a horrific war who are fleeing for their lives, can we start calling them refugees in the press please? "Walking Dead actor rescues migrant children from boats in harrowing video:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/walking-dead-actor-david-morrissey-rescues-greek-migrant-children-from-boats-in-harrowing-video-highlighting-crisis-10394427.html

* Greece is having a serious AIDS crisis as prevention efforts were amoung the first things to be cut and people can't afford medication copays.

* "Malala Turned 18 Yesterday and Opened a School for Syrian Refugee Girls:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/124163073528/malala-turned-18-yesterday-and-opened-a-school-for#notes

* Prime Minister Abe took a step towards turning Japan's Peace constitution into a dead letter by getting the lower house to pass a bill letting their defense force to fight on foreign soil. We'll see what happens in the upper house.

* "How Malevolent Buffoonery Became The New Normal Of Australian Leadership
Read more at http://junkee.com/how-malevolent-buffoonery-became-the-new-normal-of-australian-leadership/59037#g63AsXLO3XjKPgVJ.99:" http://junkee.com/how-malevolent-buffoonery-became-the-new-normal-of-australian-leadership/59037

* Mike Huckabee is out claiming Palestinians don't exist and therefore ought to be forcibly relocated. O.o

* Four service men and the gunmen are dead in an attack in Chattanooga.

* "NYC Doesn't Fly Confederate Flags, But It's Still A Shrine To Slaveowners & Slave Profiteers:" http://gothamist.com/2015/07/06/nyc_slave_history.php

* Today during early lung treatment, I spotted not only a live bee in the garden (Yay, bees!), but two white butterflies. Signs of life!

* One of my long term complaints about US movies and TV is that so much takes place in California or New york. Yes those are important places. Yes, that is where the big name actors are. It is also sort of boring both narratively and visually. Yes, there are plenty of good stories that are specific to New York and LA, and that is fine, but specific is the key here. By making nearly everything about these two places they become vague and generic. Sure, the boom in shooting in Vancouver and Toronto added some slightly different vegetation and the idea of mists, but really, because everything is shot in a few places often pretending to be others, you lose specificity. A generic California Park looks nothing like anything actually in Annapolis, Maryland. I was bored in Annapolis a little over two years, trust me, I know. (I'm looking at you CriminalMinds). Reusing the same New York Street soundstage in California over and over makes it into Wallpaper. Each city has it's own look and feel and voices. Each city has stories and visuals and accents that can make a thing look specific, feel specific, and be more interesting instead of bland to the eye, the ear, the mind. What do I mean? Things like the Wire, where it really is Baltimore and a lot of the talent is from there so you get a variety of real Baltimore accents mixed with the more generic north east ones. Things like The Only Lovers Left Alive and It Follows using the unique look of Detroit's ruins and lost in time neighborhoods. Things like the Killing being so very PNW. Things like the Six Sense being a very, very Philly movie in look and feel and accent. Imagine if we shot more movies and TV in New Orleans, or Chicago, or Charleston! Imagine if we really spread out and told stories about all sorts of places around this country.

I think there is a similar problem with most of the stuff coming out of England when I was growing up. It was all shot at Shepperton, or a handful of same locations. (Look! Another seen at that quarry! Look, that same forest they shoot all the forest scenes!) The voices and faces were more diverse than Hollywood was shooting, and there'd be the occasional more lavish production, but there was often a sameness about things, and certain accents were waaaay more common than others. I love that that's been changing, that shooting in Cardiff became a thing, that shows and movies are getting shot in more cities and on different bits of landscape, that I seem more lead actors with regional accents in stories not specifically making a big deal about so and so being Welsh or Scots or whatever.

Which brings me to the Revenger's Tragedy. (I'm on a 17th and 18th Century UK kick just now. I'd read the play before, at some point, though the sense memories of things like sitting on fairly generic PNW apartment stairs reading it are not helping me pin it down further.) It's a Jacobean tragedy, a strange transitional thing both in language and style of drama, full of fury and deep class based anger. Imagine my delight on discovering they made a Dystopian future version shot in Liverpool with Eccleston, Izzard, and Jacobi, and a mostly Liverpudlian and northern cast and crew. All those rich northern accents that are closer to period pronunciation anyway! All those fascinating specific to Liverpool instead of generic looking locations! Absolutely wild Repo Man the Genetic Opera adjacent costumes! ILL delivered a copy into my sweaty little hands this week and I have been enthralled.

I am not at all surprised they had trouble getting backing, because it is not an idea that plays to generic "things we know worked already" studio head thinking, but wow, does this work! The class tension, the North vs. South tension, the raw old school punk style fury echoed in the costuming and sets work brilliantly together. This is a violent, angry play, with some stunningly beautiful language tucked in between the macabre bits and the ultra violence. This is a visually arresting movie and the visuals work beautifully with the theme. The Northern voices flinging and winging that dialog are just perfect. I am now having trouble imagining how any conventional staging could compete with this. The specificity of setting it apologetically in Liverpool made this film and made clear the way a 400ish year old revenge play still pretty damned relevant. Bravo! This was such a brilliant idea for a film, and not one I would have thought of in a million years.

* "Sea Bunnies: Japan Is Going Crazy About These Furry Sea Slugs:" http://www.boredpanda.com/cute-bunny-sea-slug-jorunna-parva/

* "Torchwood: 6 Years on and Ianto's shrine is still going strong:" http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/torchwood-6-years-iantos-shrine-9624425#ICID=sharebar_facebook

* "(SPOILERS) SOME DUDELY RAMBLINGS ON THE FEMINISM OF MAD MAX: FURY ROAD AND THE CYBER WARS OF DEFINING WHAT IS AND ISN'T FEMINIST:" http://verysharpteeth.tumblr.com/post/119984813436/spoilers-some-dudely-ramblings-on-the-feminism

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: Killjoys, Season 1, Episode 4: Vessel:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/07/killjoys-season-1-episode-4-vessel.html

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com

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